February 15, 2015

Ombre Sympathy Card

I love ombre effects. They can be elegant or clean and simple or whatever you like them to be. Yet another challenge from PTI’s 8th Anniversary celebration.

die cut sympathy

I water coloured this panel and I wanted white edges but when I goofed that up, I trimmed the panel. Next I die cut the words from the watercolour paper. It is quite thick, took about 10 passes and I had to use a new plate with a metal shim to get it to cut. Yikes! The paper is really good quality from the art store that you buy in individual sheets; I got it back when I used to watercolour paint about 15+ years ago. Once I finally got it to cut through, I cut three more and layered them together. I saved the coloured bits from between the letter loops and glued them in without layering them.

The easiest way to glue the letters into the card for this technique is to add strips of double sided adhesive behind the word opening. If you are layering your die cut panel on foam dots, then add the double sided tape and add cardstock to the back. If not layering, just add it to your card base or panel. Once you turn the panel over, you will have the opening with solid adhesive behind it. This means that not only will the inset die cut have total adhesion but so will all the little bits around the opening.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Out on a Limb Revised-PTI
Ink: chocolate, wisteria, charteuse ink, blueberry sky-PTI, Paris Dusk-Memento
Paper: enchanted evening CS-PTI, watercolour paper-Strathmore
Accessories: word die-Dee-Lites, yellow paper pen-Viva Decor

3 comments:

Coleen said...

Lovely Rebecca. You did a nice job on the card. I haven't done cards much myself, but it is a very useful craft. Everyone needs cards, right?

Melissa Dawn said...

This is a stunningly beautiful card. If it was for sale in a store, I'd totally buy it.

(nightdescends)

Karen G. said...

I love to see cards that are handmade. I wish I had the talent to do them myself! Great job you did on this card. Your very creative!
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